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We invite you to enjoy these wildlife images and videos that have been sent to us by members and friends from throughout our region. Scroll down to see our Latest Sightings.

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Latest Sightings:

Banded Woolly Bear in Wayland

October 9, 2019

Lise Boh recorded this video of a banded woolly bear in Wayland.

Ring-necked Ducks in Framingham

October 8, 2019

Ring-necked ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these ring-necked ducks at Foss Reservoir in Framingham.

Wildlife in Southborough

October 8, 2019

A cotton-tailed rabbit at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cotton-tailed rabbit at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cotton-tailed rabbit at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cotton-tailed rabbit at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
House finches at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
House finches at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a cotton-tailed rabbit, house finches, and a house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Great Blue Heron in Westborough

October 6, 2019

A great blue heron in Westborough, photographed by John Carter.
A great blue heron in Westborough, photographed by John Carter.
A great blue heron in Westborough, photographed by John Carter.
A great blue heron in Westborough, photographed by John Carter.

John Carter photographed this great blue heron in his Westborough back yard.

Bumble Bee in Wayland

October 4, 2019

A bumble bee in Wayland, photographed by Lise Boh.
A bumble bee in Wayland, photographed by Lise Boh.

Lise Boh photographed this bumble bee in Wayland.

Barred Owl in Sudbury

October 3, 2019

A barred owl in Sudbury, photographed by Bill Watkins.
A barred owl in Sudbury, photographed by Bill Watkins.

Bill Watkins photographed this barred owl in Sudbury.

Mallard and Great Blue Heron in Marlborough

October 3, 2019

A great blue heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a great blue heron and a mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Red-tailed Hawk and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Southborough

October 3, 2019

A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow-bellied sapsucker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow-bellied sapsucker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow-bellied sapsucker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A yellow-bellied sapsucker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a red-tailed hawk and a yellow-bellied sapsucker in Southborough.

Wood Ducks on Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury

October 3, 2019

Wood ducks at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
Wood ducks at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
Wood ducks at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
Wood ducks at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A wood duck at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A wood duck at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these wood ducks at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury.

Northern Cardinal in Lincoln

October 2, 2019

A northern cardinal at a feeder in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A northern cardinal at a feeder in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this northern cardinal at his feeder in Lincoln.

American Goldfinch and Red-bellied Woodpecker in Southborough

October 1, 2019

An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-bellied woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-bellied woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an American goldfinch and a red-bellied woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Backyard Nature in Framingham

October 1, 2019

A monarch butterfly in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mourning doves in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mourning doves in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a monarch butterfly, mourning doves, and a red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham.

Mallards and a House Sparrow in Marlborough

October 1, 2019

A house sparrow at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a house sparrow and mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Wood Ducks in Sudbury

October 1, 2019

A wood duck at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A wood duck at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A wood duck at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A wood duck at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A wood duck at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A wood duck at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
Wood ducks at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
Wood ducks at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A wood duck at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A wood duck at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these wood ducks on Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury.

Monarch in Marlborough

September 26, 2019

A monarch butterfly in Marlborough, photographed by Marie Rock.
A monarch butterfly in Marlborough, photographed by Marie Rock.

Marie Rock photographed this monarch butterfly in Marlborough.

Bald Eagle over the Sudbury River

September 24, 2019

A bald eagle over the Sudbury River in Lincoln and Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.
A bald eagle over the Sudbury River in Lincoln and Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.

Terri Ackerman photographed this bald eagle over Fairhaven Bay on the Sudbury River in Lincoln and Concord.

Grasshopper in Harvard

September 24, 2019

A grasshopper in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A grasshopper in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed this grasshopper in Harvard.

Nature at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

September 24, 2019

An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
House finches at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
House finches at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern flicker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern flicker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern flicker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern flicker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an eastern bluebird, house finches, a monarch butterfly, and a northern flicker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Nature at Farm Pond in Framingham

September 24, 2019

A great blue heron and a painted turtle at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron and a painted turtle at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Painted turtles at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Painted turtles at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
An osprey at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
An osprey at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
An osprey at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
An osprey at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a great blue heron, painted turtles, a mallard, and an osprey with its catch from Farm Pond in Framingham.

Birds at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

September 22, 2019

Cedar waxwings at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Cedar waxwings at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Cedar waxwings at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Cedar waxwings at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed cedar waxwings, a northern mockingbird, and a song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Opossum in Westford

September 21, 2019

Andy Bentley used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to record this opossum in Westford.

Aphids in Northborough

September 20, 2019

Oleander aphids on swamp milkweed in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
Oleander aphids on swamp milkweed in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.

Marnie Frankian photographed these oleander aphids on swamp milkweed in Northborough.

Woodchuck in Lincoln

September 20, 2019

A woodchuck in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A woodchuck in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this woodchuck in Lincoln.

Gray Tree Frog in Wayland

September 19, 2019

A gray tree frog in Wayland, photographed by Mimsy Beckwith.
A gray tree frog in Wayland, photographed by Mimsy Beckwith.

Mimsy Beckwith photographed this gray tree frog in Wayland.

Jack-in-the-pulpit in Framingham

September 19, 2019

Jack-in-the-pulpit in Framingham, photographed by Bill Fadden.
Jack-in-the-pulpit in Framingham, photographed by Bill Fadden.

Bill Fadden photographed this jack-in-the-pulpit in Framingham.